Osteoarthritis Treatment Program to Control Knee and Joint Pain
The osteoarthritis treatment program at South Miami Spine and Joint offers a holistic approach to treating your knee and joint pain. More traditional pain treatment tends to focus on treating the pain itself, however, treating pain holistically is quite different. Medical options are still utilized, but they’re simply one aspect of treatment. The science shows that oftentimes, whatever benefits the body also benefits the mind, and vice versa.
At South Miami Spine and Joint, our osteoarthritis treatment program has a multi-disciplinary approach that includes the use of viscosupplementation in conjunction with physical therapy and an emphasis on healthier lifestyle choices. Some specialists will give an injection of a steroid, but we use viscosupplementation, also known as hyaluronic acid injections or hyaluronan injections, which is a product that cushions, lubricates and protects worn-out joints. It is common for some specialists to inject “blindly” which means they just feel for the injection site. Instead, we use state of the art equipment enabling us to see that the product is being delivered precisely, under videofluoroscopy, for better results. In addition, we complete our treatment program through physical therapy along with temporary bracing for long-lasting results.
Learn More About Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints and it affects approximately 27 million Americans. Take the time to learn more about osteoarthritis, its symptoms and how it can affect you and your loved ones.